Growing Better Lives

Archive – Greencare

THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN ARCHIVED FROM OUR GREENCARE SERVICE WHICH CEASED ON 31ST MAY 2018

We still train and advise on Greencare therapies and hope the service when we find a new site, under the care of Slough Mental health and recovery teams

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Greencare is a therapeutic approach where contact with  nature is an integral part of the process. This can include therapeutic and social horticulture, rural crafts, animal assisted interventions, care farming, woodland crafts, wilderness skills, and other ecotherapy techniques. A conceptual framework has been constructed by an EU working party.

Greencare is an essential part of an intensive therapy programme in Slough for people with complex emotional needs.

Here are some articles written about us:

The Lancet, June 2015

Mental Health Today Sept/Oct 2015

Thrive 2013

See some of our presentations:

Greencare: How to feel human in mental health services  30th June 2016 at  The Association for Psychosocial Studies Annual Conference,  UWE Bristol Prezi 30/6/2016 Greencare

Slough:  towards a therapeutic town  30th June 2016 at  The Association for Psychosocial Studies Annual Conference,  UWE Bristol Prezi 30/6/2016 Slough 

Greencare and Yurtification: Why GREENCARE matters for your Mental Health 7th January 2016 at  The Retreat, York  Prezi 07/01/16
Greencare groups for personality disorder: the Growing Better Lives project  1st October 2014 at  the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sustainability Summit: Prezi 1/10/14
The Philosophy of greencare – why it matters for our mental health 17th April 2014 to the Critical Psychiatry Network Prezi 17/4/14
Blooming Borderlines 6th December 2014 at the launch of Centre for Social Futures, Institute of Mental Health Prezi 6/12/13

See us in action: Pond Wars

Contact:  directors@growingbetterlives.org  +44 (0) 7928 181933

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